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L!GHTS OUT #15

Norfolk Scope

Norfolk, Virginia

11, 000

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:: commentary teaM ::

:: welcome to the show ::

[The final moments of the previous L!GHTS OUT replay  finishes, and then there is a moment of darkness. The Union Battleground logo slowly fades in and out in a rhythmic pulse synchronized with deep thuds of a heart beat. The view distorts and scratches out into darkness again. Then suddenly a countdown begins…]

 

... 5

... 4

... 3

... 2

... 1

 

GIMME FUEL, GIMME FIRE, GIMME THAT WHICH I DESIRE!

 

[As "Fuel" by Metallica kicks in to overdrive, we open up with a montage of some of the biggest moments in Union Battleground's short history. We see Dick Devereux laying countless Pipe Bombs on to Dragasha Omega in the L!GHTS OUT #1 main event; we see Hannah Kristiansen cutting a promo during her open challenge debut; we see the formation of Salvation at the Fallout PPV; we see Emery Layton winning the Trench War Championship with The Prikasa;

we see The Outliers crowd surfing down at the Pico Rivera Arena at L!GHTS OUT #4.]

 

[Then we see a quick cut compilation of Nigel Crane laying out Maverick and then showing him destroying Jason Bourne's knee and then a split screen of both of them wheeled out on stretchers; we see a quick cut compilation of some of the biggest spots during Trixie and Anton Chase's ladder match at Fallout; and finally we see a quick cut compilation of Dick Devereux and Tweeder each hoisting the Union Battleground Championship during their two PPV main event bouts. An explosion engulfs the screen as we transition to the arena.]

[Luke Knux and the Scumbag Society are finishing up one of their hit songs as the camera angles pan all throughout the arena. As Knux finishes off his solo and bringing the song to a close, a huge fireworks display ignites and lights up the entire arena like a supernova! We now finally venture over to the broadcast booth to start the show.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - We are live in Norfolk, Virginia in front of a sold out crowd of 11, 000 exhilarated fans in the Norfolk Scope, and this, is L!GHTS OUT #15! I am your host "The Doctor" Dante Reed alongside me as always is "Diamond" Dick Thrasher!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Dante, we are closing in on the season's end, and tonight we have another show brimming with talent! Our main event of the evening is the first semifinals match in the Battalion Championships Tournament as The Outliers take on our very own Trench War Champion and her XWA Tag Team Champions partner, Layton & Fenric!

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - A lot is at stake there as these teams are arguably two of the best in this tournament, but unfortunately one has to be eliminated tonight. Our feature singles match this evening has Kimitsu Zombie battling against Xion Ben-Judah for a shot at the Trench War Championship!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - These are two of the best rising stars in the Battleground and one will earn their first shot at a championship after tonight.

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Also on hand, we have the boisterous Becky Balfour taking on your hero, Diamond, Mikey Svarro.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - We knew these two would face each other eventually. They have gone after each other on social media for a little while now, and it's gonna be must see TV! Some say that Svarro is a misogynistic dirtbag, but I love him! He puts people in their place, he just happened to face two women in his early Battleground career. But you have to wonder if Balfour will have some backup in her Followers tonight.

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Speaking of Followers, Seth Lawless is in singles action as he is set to face Isaiah Elliott.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - These two have been floating in hierarchy purgatory. They each have shown flashes of brilliance, but have also been knocked down a peg or two. Whoever wins this bout is surely set to get back on track.

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Similarly with Lawless and Elliott, he same could be said about our opening match up between Anton Chase and Damon Xalvador.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Xalvador has just recently come back to Union Battleground after kick starting his So-Cal UltraViolent career. But the one I'm most intrigued by is Anton Chase. He was beginning to rise in that higher caliber fighter after he defeated Trixie in a ladder match at Fallout. He should have ended it there, but he agreed to a rematch, and toyed around with her, Tornado, and members of Salvation, and ultimately lost to Trixie at Guerrilla Warfare. This is his first match back since then, so we'll have to see what kind of demeanor he brings to the table.

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - And with that, folks, we are squared away and ready to kick off the night!

:: 7th circle of hell ::

[The arena goes dark as the off and on again style beginning of “El Phantasmo And The Chicken Run Blast-O-Rama” by White Zombie begins, when the song consistently hits it’s rhythm before the vocals kick in, the entrance way is engulfed in a deep, dark red spotlight with smoke seeping out of the ramp and entrance way.]

 

YEAH, I PENETRATE THE DEMONS

THEIR TEARDROPS BURN AWAY MY EYES

I LOVE THE PAPER-THIN CRY OF THE LOCUST

IS THERE ANY OTHER WAY TO DIE

 

[From the thick smoke emerges Nemesis with Camila Martinez directly by his side and Preacher flanking his other side as Sinister emerges behind them with Kuk Killswitch slung over his shoulder, tied up, bloodied with a bag over his head and a noose around his neck as the singular dark red spotlight lights them up. The four of them stop at the top of the ramp for a moment, then continue on forward with “The Barcelona Black Rose” Camila Martinez evilly playing to the crowd while “The Alpha & Omega” Nemesis, Preacher and Sinister with Kuk in tow walk to the ring with the spotlight staying on them.]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – The number one contender is here with his group of goons Salvation following closely behind!

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – And that behemoth of a monster Sinister is carrying Devereaux’s mentor Kuk Killswitch to the ring with ease! Who knows what those lunatics did to him!

 

[Camila Martinez sadistically and seductively hangs upside down on the ropes, while Nemesis takes the steps up onto the apron and then enters the ring, with Preacher following the same route behind him. Sinister slings the tied up Kuk Killswitch over the top rope and into the ring with a thud so he can enter the ring. Sinister hovers over the tied up Kuk Killswitch with his arms crossed, as Preacher is by his side leaning on his elegant cane laughing methodically while Nemesis stands in the middle of the ring with Camila Martinez on her knees crawling between his legs facing the crowd as Nemesis stretches his arms outwards while leaning his head back as the singular blood red spotlight remains on them.]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – These sickos are proud of their accomplishment! It’s repulsive!

 

[As the lights come on, Preacher, in his trademark red clergy dress suit holds the mic in his hand as the boos rain down on Salvation who look unfazed with Sinister remaining over the beaten Kuk Killswitch in the middle of the ring, beside Preacher as Nemesis stands with Camila Martinez draped arrogantly and confidently over him.]

 

Preacher: The war has begun; apocalyptic storms have settled in, caused by the denial of Salvation by one, Dick Devereaux. For that, he shall be struck down with great vengeance and he will learn that Nemesis’ name is the Lord when rapture is brought upon his soul!

 

[Preacher does his usual evil, terrifying laugh as he hands the mic over to Nemesis who signals to Sinister. Sinister reaches down, grabs Kuk by the noose and drags him across the ring, plopping him in front of Nemesis’ feet. Sinister than brings Kuk to both knees with the black bag still covering his head as he slumps forward slightly but manages to stay on his knees.]

 

Nemesis: You know Richard, it didn’t have to come to this. Your mentor, the only man whose ever been there for you in life did not have to suffer…but you were selfish…greedy. You allowed the needs and wants of one individual to outweigh the common good for the majority because not only did Kuk suffer these past two weeks Richard, not only did you suffer as the feeling of being helpless ate away at you, no matter what how you try to mask it…you allowed this man’s own daughter, Kenni to lay restless in her bed, tucked tight in her covers wondering what was happening to her precious, piece of trash father Kuk…night after night!

 

[The fans begin to boo even louder as Nemesis smirks, amused by their hate while a random fan comments on how ‘hot’ Kenni is.]

 

Nemesis: I am here tonight to give you the chance Richard, to return this man safely home to the open, waiting arms of his daughters, alive although…slightly broken.

 

[Nemesis lets loose a sadistic chuckle as the boos continue to pour down, echoing throughout the arena.]

 

Nemesis: So come out here Richard…it seems that I have something you may want, while in turn, you have something that I desire.

 

YOU FUCKING BLEED NOW!

 

["Everyone Bleeds Now" By Hatebreed suddenly hits and the lights begin to flash violently to the beat.]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Without hesitation the Champ’s music has hit and he’s on his way out here!

 

[The ramp puts out smoke as red lasers begin to strobe around the arena. Dick Devereaux comes out from the back through the smoke with an irritated look spread across his face and the Union Battleground Championship resting over his shoulder with a mic in hand. Devereaux comes to the edge of the ramp and starts to walk towards the ring when Nemesis’ voice booms through the arena cutting out Devereaux’s music.]

 

Nemesis: Don’t take another step Richard…

 

[The camera focuses in on Sinister grabbing the noose around Kuk’s neck, while using his boot on Kuk’s back for leverage, beginning to strangle Kuk.]

 

Nemesis: If you enter this ring…we cut off the breathing of your mentor for good! The choice of whether we take another life on L!GHTS OUT is yours Richard!

 

[Devereaux looks seething as he puts his head down and curses violently with the mic in his hand catching the “Fuck’s” and “Shit’s” thrown around causing the crowd to pop. Devereaux finally, yet clearly reluctantly obliges and stays at the top of the ramp.]

 

Nemesis: I’m glad we could come to terms on that Richard but before I tell you exactly why I took Kuk hostage, I want to answer a question that has been asked recently; why would I, a clearly superior entity that far exceeds the common mortal who is sometimes referred to as a demi-God or even God, be here, in Union Battleground Well, it’s quite simple; for what rests upon the shoulder of that man standing on the ramp. You see, I plan to restore the proper order…the hierarchy this earth was meant to live by and it starts by claiming all of the accolades you mortals seek…the accomplishments that allow you to deem yourself “on top of the world”. So what better way than to claim an accolade by disposing of the feeble and cleansing this world of the worthless? It all starts somewhere…unfortunately for all of you, that place happened to be here…in Union Battleground.

 

[The fans begin to boo and some ever throw cups and popcorn into the ring as Dick Devereaux steps in to cut off the rant.]

 

Dick Devereaux: I don’t give a fuck why you are here you painted up piece of shit!

 

[The crowd roars with a thunderous pop as Devereaux says what’s on everyone’s minds.]

 

Dick Devereaux: Now tell me why the fuck you have Kuk and let’s get on with this because by the look of it, I got four fuckin’ skulls to crack open once you’re done talking!

 

[The camera shifts back to show Nemesis barely holding his composure as he is absolutely fuming while Preacher is screaming at Devereaux to show some respect. Suddenly, a sick smile comes across Nemesis’ face as he looks back and nods towards Mila who takes a few stiff shoot kicks into the gut of Kuk as Sinister once again has his boot on Kuk’s back using it as leverage to choke him. Devereaux begins to move forward.]

 

Nemesis: WHAT DID I SAY!?!? TAKE ANOTHER STEP AND YOU WILL WITNESS THE DEMISE OF YOUR MENTOR!

 

[Devereaux again stops in his tracks as Nemesis calms down visibly after noticing Devereaux has obliged. Nemesis signals to Mila and Sinister causing them to stop as Kuk drops to all fours trying to catch his breath while using one arm to clutch his stomach that Mila just worked over.]

 

Nemesis: The reason I have brought you out here Richard is to tell you that if you wish for your friend to be returned safely then you will agree to my stipulations for our encounter at Coup De Grace…

 

Dick Devereaux: What in the fuck do you want Nemesis?

 

Nemesis: I want you and I to meet in the 7th Circle of Hell…a twenty-four foot tall chamber with its chains wrapped in barbed wire, as well as the ropes on the ring inside of the chamber. There is no padding in this chamber to soften any blow whatsoever and the Union Battleground Championship will be suspended from the middle of the top of the chamber, eighteen feet high, six feet from the top of the chamber with two eighteen foot ladders inside the chamber being the only way to reach the Union Battleground Championship…oh and there will also be four folded tables to accompany us inside this demonic structure….

 

[Nemesis smiles, proud of the revelation he has just unveiled upon Union Battleground, his creation; the 7th Circle of Hell Match.]

 

Dick Devereaux: You think a little fuckin’ barbed wire, metal and wood is going to scare me?!?! Let’s fucking do this!

 

[Nemesis suddenly looks shocked as the fans react to Devereaux’s answer with an even bigger pop than earlier.]

 

Dick Devereaux: But why wait until Coup De Grace?? Right now seems like the perfect fuckin’ time to get this started!

 

[Devereaux begins sprinting to the ring as Nemesis, Mila, Sinister and Preacher look on calmly.]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed: Why isn’t Salvation even flinching?

 

[As Devereaux drops the Union Battleground Championship outside of the ring and goes to slide in, the ring fills with a massive amount of thick, white smoke. Devereaux can be seen swinging wildly through the smoke, attempting to hit anything moving. After a few moments, the smoke begins to dissipate, showing only Dick Devereaux standing there confused and Kuk Killswitch still in pain, now resting on his back. Devereaux gains his grounding and heads for Kuk, quickly tending to him by taking off the black bag over his head first revealing the damage that Salvation had done to Kuk over the past few weeks causing the camera to focus in on a pissed of Dick Devereaux, kneeling over a visibly wounded Kuk Killswitch and staring towards the entrance ramp, knowing Nemesis and Salvation are most likely back there after their usual magic-esque escape as we fade to a commercial.]

:: commercial ::

:: choke ::

[The scene opens tight on the face of a young man. His long blonde hair is soaked and hanging in front of his features which gives him a menacing appearance. The camera pulls out slightly and the young man begins to speak in a weathered, gravelly tone. This man is newest Union Battleground signee, Matthieu de Villefort.]

 

Matthieu de Villefort: They say that you should never forget where you come from. They say that you need to remember your roots. They say that you need to respect your elders.

 

[MDV pauses for a beat.]

 

Matthieu de Villefort: They can suck every dick in their immediate vicinity. My name is Matthieu de Villefort and I don’t live in the past. I live in the present and I also have my eyes on the future. I come from a wrestling pedigree, my family is a dynasty.

 

[The frame widens, the camera pulls back.]

 

Matthieu de Villefort: My family can also go fuck themselves. Vigorously. With no vaseline.

 

[The camera pulls out a bit more and we can see MDV’s upper body. His plain black shirt is also soaking wet.]

 

Matthieu de Villefort: I am going to make my name in this world on my own merit. I am going to earn every single one of the man accolades that I am sure to collect. I have climbed my way out of the seventh circle of Hell to show them. To show all of them. I am the overman of this wrestling shit. I am master and commander. They will all have to swallow this truth soon enough. And I hope they fucking choke on it.

 

[He pauses and strokes his chin in contemplation.]

 

Matthieu de Villefort: I will make them choke on it.

 

[MDV snarls and the camera pulls out more to show that he is standing across from the a group of fans outside of the Norfolk Scope. The camera shifts focus to a pre-teen girl who stands in front of the pack.]

 

Pre Teen: That sounds rehearsed. Did you rehearse that?

 

[MDV is given pause.]

 

Matthieu de Villefort: Maybe. Why? Did it sound rushed?

 

Pre Teen: No no it was fun! But what I don’t get is why you aren’t inside? Why are you outside talking to us? Shouldn’t you be saying this in the ring or to some backstage interviewer or something?

 

[MDV grimaces and looks taken aback.]

 

Matthieu de Villefort: No! I am out here because…because….

 

[Eureka.]

 

Matthieu de Villefort: Because it is the opinion of you people that matters to me. I want to let you get to know me so that when I step into the ring for my first Union Battleground match then you will be behind me. I want you to know what I stand for.

 

[The girl’s father (presumably) steps forward and puts his hand on the girl’s shoulder.]

 

Father: I saw him arguing with security earlier. They wouldn’t let him in. He’s a nobody.

 

[MDV cocks an eyebrow.]

 

Matthieu de Villefort: Listen here pal, I am not a nobody. They didn’t let me in because...because...because they know that the locker room is going to band together and jump me. To...uh...prevent me from even starting my career here! They are all threatened by me. Security is protecting the show because if the locker room wants to throw down with me, I’ll leave them all laying. Can’t have a show with no talent. Know what I mean?

 

Father: Sure. Good luck with all of that.

 

[The crowd disperses and MDV is left alone.]

 

Matthieu de Villefort: I think that went rather well.

 

[A security guard approaches.]

 

Security: Hey you. You can come in. Management wants to see you.

 

[But by this time the crowd had all gone. MDV smirks and follows the security guard inside.]

 

Security: Hey by the way, why are you all wet?

 

Matthieu de Villefort: I’m a wrestler. We’re always wet.

 

[The two walk through a door and disappear into a corridor as it shuts behind them.]

:: damon xalvador vs anton chase ::

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, from Los Angeles, California, standing 5’9” and weighing in at 210 pounds, representing Redemption Wrestling, he is Anton Chase!

 

NIGHTFALL AND THE DAY BEGINS

I NEED THE BRIGHT CITY LIGHTS AS I START TO DESCEND

CAUSE I KEEP IT UNDEAD TILL THE VERY END

AND I GOT SOME LOW-LIFES THAT I CALL MY FRIENDS

 

[As "How We Roll" by Hollywood Undead blasts over the pa system, white smoke fills the entrance way as a person is seen behind the white smoke, as the person steps forward in front of the white smoke Anton Chase makes his way down the ramp way, with a cocky smile on his face and his arms out at the side, he climbs in the ring and climbs the second ropes and puts one hand up in the air.]

 

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - And his opponent, from Aberdeen, Scotland, standing at 6’1” and weighing in tonight at 229 pounds, representing World Wrestling Headquarter, he is Damon Xalvador!

 

ENDLESS MORNINGS CUT BY THE DAWN RAZOR

WHIPPING THE NIGHTMARES TO A FROTH

ENDLESS QUESTIONS WITH NO ANSWERS

NO REPLACEMENT FOR WHAT’S BEEN LOST

LOST

 

[Lights go off as the crowds are getting up on their feet as a spotlight is placed on the entrance ramp. No music, nothing is happening right now which confused the crowds as they are waiting. Moments later "Break You" plays through the arena and coming through the curtain is none other than Damon Xalvador. He walked over to the entrance ramp as he stopped he looked at the crowd with a smirk on his face he taunts the crowds which caused a mixed reaction from the crowds. He waved them off as he walked down the ramp, he walked up the steel stairs he went through the second rope as he walked over to the second turnbuckle he stopped as he leaned on it looking disinterest as his music slowly fades..]

 

[DING!]

 

[The two competitors meet in the center of the ring where Chase slaps Xalvador as hard as he can. Xalvador shows no emotion, he just rears back and blasts Chase with a quick uppercut. Chase is rocked and Xalvador hits the ropes before turning Chase inside out with a lariat.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Neither of these men have a sterling record here in Union Battleground. Both need a victory here tonight Diamond.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - You know I like both of these guys but you’re right. Their records are the drizzling shits and they need to figure it out.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - That’s one way to put it.

 

[Xalvador tosses Chase into the corner and hits him with a flurry of body shots before Xalvador lifts Chase up with a fireman’s carry and plants him with a death valley driver. Instead of covering Xalvador opts to start smashing Chase with elbows to the neck.]

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - There is the aggression that we need to see!

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - You’re absolutely right! Xalvador is showing that killer instinct.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I preferred Mortal Kombat.

 

[Xalvador allows Chase to sit up and when the latter does so Xalvador winds up and kicks Chase right in the back of the head. Xalvador then stands Chase up and attempts a gorilla press but Chase slips out, lands behind Xalvador and dropkicks him in the back of the knee.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Smart move from Chase, taking out Xalvador’s vertical base.

 

[Xalvador is down on one knee when Chase hits the ropes and charges at Xalvador. Chase nails Xalvador with a running leg lariat and then immediately ascends to the top rope. Chase wastes no time, he leaps off of the top rope and lands hard on Xalvador with a 450 splash. Chase covers.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Anton Chase takes to the skies!

 

 

... One!

 

... Kickout!

 

[Xalvador kicks out with authority right after one. Chase keeps on him though, hitting the ropes and catching Xalvador with a satellite DDT! Xalvador is down again and Chase is feeling the momentum.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Tonight could be Chase’s night. He needs to get back to his winning ways.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - He needs to end this quickly. Momentum or not, end this when you can and pick up the W.

 

[Chase calls out and then runs and hits a springboard off of the second rope. Chase turns in mid-air and attempts a crossbody but Xalvador catches him, spins and plants Chase with a sidewalk slam. Xalvador then calls for the end and stalks Chase.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Xalvador looking for his finish. Chase is in trouble.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I wonder how hard Chase is going to hit the bottle if he loses AGAIN.

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Alcoholism is no joke Diamond.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - You’re right but it is super fun.

 

[Xalvador sets Chase up for the See You In Hell but Chase slips out of it and lands on his feet. Xalvador tries to tie up with Chase but Chase hits him with a forearm smash and then blasts him with a superkick. With Xalvador stagger Chase quickly grabs him and plants him with the Chaos Theory mat slam. Chase covers.]

 

... One!

 

... Two!

 

... Three!

 

[DING DING DING!]

 

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Here is your winner by pinfall, Anton Chase!

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - And there you have it folks! Anton Chase bounces back with a resounding victory over the hardcore specialist Damon Xalvador! Coming up next, we will see the singles debut of Seth Lawless as he is set to take on Isaiah Elliott!

:: unfinished business ::

[The face of Mikey Svarro appears from seemingly out of nowhere. There is almost no background at all, just darkness. However, Mikey does seem to be in a good mood. Rumble Reyes is noticeably missing from the shot. Just on his own right now.]

 

Mikey Svarro - Union Battleground has been sleeping on Mikey Svarro ever since I got here. I already beat Mandi Morrison weeks ago, and tonight, Becky Balfour will get the same treatment. I'm not afraid of her little Society pals, because I've got some pals of my own. They're called The Firing Squad and they actually won their first round in the Batallion tournament, unlike your little Society, Becky. I'm not worried about it, Union Battleground wants me to put another woman in the ground, then so be it...

 

[He shrugged.]

 

Mikey Svarro - Speaking of women, and the real reason I decided to grace the Battleground with my presence long before my match - is Finn Whelan. Look bud, I know you're still angry that your wife was ALL over me years ago, even if she claims it was to only get my title. However, she didn't, so you and I both know all that came out of it was her supposedly 'pretending'. That's not true Finn, we both know that, and I know that's why you've been whispering to your little friends. Elena DeDraca...that Dickie kid...and even Aaron herself. I know you two have your little marital problems, and you think you've got this rekindling of an old flame going on - so I'm here in the Battleground to call YOU out, Finn.

 

[Svarro pointed directly into the camera.]

 

Mikey Svarro - Let's get real, you joined the Shogun tournament in the Showdown block of WWH because you wanted to get at me. Thought you'd be funny, try getting to the finals of the tournament so you could go up against me. Let's get realer, you're not even going to make it that far, Whelan, and really, why should we wait? This is neutral ground, so I say you drag yourself over here, and we have ourselves a little match a Coup De Grace. Better yet, why don't we make it for Aaron? I KNOW she still has a thing for me, just check her twitter.

 

[He winked.]

 

Mikey Svarro - I'll be waiting Whelan, I know you're listening...

 

[He cupped his ear to the camera.]

 

Mikey Svarro - Listen hard!

 

[And cut.]

:: first words ::

[The soft gritty tones of ‘God's Gonna Cut You Down’ by Johnny Cash can be heard in the background as the scene opens to the camera focusing in on a wooden table that looks aged and weathered, but without a speck of dust on it, showing that someone has obviously been using it or taking good care of it.  The camera briefly swings up, showing that you are inside of a cabin.  The fireplace is crackling, casting shadows over the room.  There’s a couch in front of it, looking untouched.]

 

[The view swings back to the table, the view shifting to the side as you see a book sitting there, pages fluttering in the slight breeze, illuminated by the lamp nearby.  It flickers once, throwing the room into semi-darkness, then turns back on as a hand is seen resting on the pages to still them.  There’s a soft humming accompanying the song; deep and with just enough coldness to it to send that shiver down your spine.]

 

[Then the voice begins to sing.]

 

Well my goodness gracious let me tell you the news

My head's been wet with the midnight dew

I've been down on bended knee talkin' to the man from Galilee

He spoke to me in the voice so sweet

I thought I heard the shuffle of the angel's feet

 

[It goes back to humming to the song till the end.  When the song fades out, the lamp on the table flickers, then dies out, throwing the room into semi-darkness again, the figure that was there seemingly vanishing into thin air…]

:: seth lawless vs isaiah elliott ::

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - The following contest is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, from Detroit, Michigan, standing 5'11" and weighing in at 210 pounds, he is a member of The Society, Seth "The Problem Solver" Lawless!

 

WHEN DID WE BECOME THESE SINKING STONES?

WHEN DID WE BUILD THIS BROKEN HOME?

HOLDING EACH OTHER LIKE RANSOM NOTES

DROPPING OUR HEARTS TO GRIP OUR BROTHER'S THROAT

 

[“This is the Time” by Nothing More blares over the PA system. The lights go off and when the opening guitar riff plays a man blasts through the curtains. It is Seth Lawless. He steps out and he looks at the fans. He shakes his head at the top of the ramp and then heads down the ramp towards the ring. He looks out at the crowd one last time and looks dismissively at them before sliding into the ring and preparing for the match.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Here comes "The Problem Solver" Seth Lawless. Tonight, he's making his singles debut.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Right, Dante. He made his in-ring debut during the Battalion Championships Tournament, but unfortunately he and Zaylee Flynn couldn't finish off Salvation. But with Flynn now walking out the door, Lawless is a lone wolf aside from Becky Balfour doing her thing, and he gets a chance to redeem himself.

 

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - And his opponent, from Asheville, North Carolina, standing 6'2" and weighing in at 196 pounds, he is Isaiah Elliott!

 

TURN BACK ON THE BROKEN-HEARTED

SOME THINGS ARE JUST MEANT TO BE

I STILL BELIEVE THAT WE GOT A CHANCE

I STILL BELIEVE THAT WE GOT A CHANCE, TO BE

 

[‘100 In A 55’ by Pop Evil begins to play over the PA system. The curtain moves aside and out steps Isaiah Elliott. He looks around to the fans in attendance, a smile on his face. He walks down to the ring, high fiving fans as he passes. He reaches the ring and rolls under the bottom rope. He moves to his corner and lows his head as he gets his body loose and his mind focused on the coming fight.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - DDT, here comes another competitor who's debuted in the second half of our season, and though he's still pretty green, he's been quite an impressive fighter.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Absolutely, he's beaten former champions from several companies, and he had an excellent performance during Guerrilla Warfare. And since he was defeated by Kimitsu Zombie, he's now got that certain moxie to where he's showing a different drive than the guy who's "just happy to be here". This guy wants to win, and he wants to win championships. He's on the right path.

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Alright folks, both men are squared away and our official for the match up is referee Franklin Dean. And this one is under way!

 

[DING!]

 

[The match gets off to a quick start as the bell rings as Elliott manages to quickly maneuver himself behind Lawless to execute a vicious looking full Nelson slam. Elliott goes for the quick cover.]

 

... One!

 

... Kick out!

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Elliott with a quick cover.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - He tried to catch Lawless napping, but no dice!

 

[Elliott not wanting to give Lawless a chance to catch his bearings floats over and somehow tries to lock in a modified version of the Kimura lock , however Lawless acting on instinct uses momentum and leverage to roll out of the submission attempt. Elliott using the quick pace he established to his advantage by executing a headlock take down. Elliott follows this by delivering a series of knees to the back of Lawless initially before turning him around and landing a series of knees to the front of Lawless.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Isaiah Elliott is landing a flurry of knees!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - A great display of ground work there!

 

[Lawless does his best to protect himself and seizes an opening. He pulls Elliott in by his legs and delivers a clothesline sending both men to the mat. Lawless quickly covers.]

 

... One!

 

... Two!

 

... Kick out!

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Lawless with a thundering close line!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - He didn't get the pin, but I think he rattled Elliott's brain a bit!

 

[Both men struggle to get to their feet as Lawless attempts a sleeper hold in an effort to slow the pace of the match , but Elliott counters it with a vertical suplex. Lawless is first to his feet as Elliott struggles a bit. Lawless sends him back to the mat with a crippling clothesline before following up with a Texas cloverleaf. After a second or two of the hold, the referee is checking for the submission but Elliott is the beneficiary of ring position and grabs the bottom rope. Lawless is forced to release the hold and does so at the count of 4. Elliott takes a breather as he rolls out of the ring and onto the ringside area.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Elliott got lucky with his ring position and was able to avoid major damage.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - And now he's regrouping outside of the ring. He's showing some veteran strategy here.

 

[Lawless goes out to the ringside area stalking the fallen Elliott, he picks him up and instead of rolling him back into the ring Lawless delivers a vicious belly to back suplex sending Elliott into the outside ring steps as the referee counts.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Spoke too soon there on the strategy!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Lawless is on the prowl and he's not giving Elliott an inch!

 

[Lawless rolls in and out of the ring to break the referees count. Seth Lawless sizes up the prone Elliott as he's draped across the ringside steps and executes a picture perfect running drop kick sending Elliott's back further into the ring posts and steps. Lawless gives the crowd a smirk as he rolls Elliott back into the ring.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Lawless has the upper hand here, Dick.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - No doubt, he's got a great aggressive streak and he's on key right now.

 

[Lawless nails a reverse ddt and goes for the pin cover.]

 

... One!

 

... Two!

 

... Kick out!

 

[But Lawless is in command and has successfully slowed the pace of the match, he slaps on the hammerlock. With the hammer lock cinched in Lawless stomps away at the back of the legs hoping to systematically dismember his opponent. Lawless must feel like it's time to end this as he whips Elliott into the ropes which is usually the prelude to his finisher DETROIT BURNING. As Elliott is returning from the ropes he uses the momentum to push off into a super man punch. But the punch never lands as Lawless sidesteps it and counters the counter attempt with a knee to the midsection of the gravity assisted return of Elliott. Not wasting any time Lawless whips Elliott into the ropes again. However this time the returning Elliott counters the attempt at DETROIT BURNING with his own finisher The Facebreaker, a flying spinning elbow landed perfectly onto Lawless!]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - The Facebreaker!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Lawless' eyes are in the back of his head! This one's over!

 

[Both men down as Elliott drapes an arm over Lawless as the ref counts.]

 

... One!

 

... Two!

 

... Three!

 

[DING DING DING!]

 

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Here is your winner, Isaiah Elliott!

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - There you have it folks! Just as Seth Lawless was on the cusp of getting the victory, Isaiah Elliott has proven to be a deadly striker once again!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - He's got that quick strike ability and all he needs is a small window of opportunity and before you know it, his opponent is snoring on the floor! Great match up from both competitors overall!

:: kamen ::

[We cut to the back where we see a figure in the dark. Cold, callous. The man steps into the light and we see Kira Izumi.]

 

Kira:Why, why, why, why, WHY?! That's all people have been asking me lately. On Twitter, in the locker rooms, at the Mc fucking Donalds! Why'd ya do it Kira? Why'd ya attack Izumi Sato? Why'd ya disappear? Ya wanna know why i did it?!

 

[We hear a "yes" chant from the crowd watching on the screen.]

 

Kira: Well fuck you!

 

[He says as he flips off the camera.]

 

Kira: S-She... told me too. She... Told me, To make her suffer. Sacrifice her and you will see your beloved again. I-I-I-I needed a soul, a vessel for her to come back. If only for one more day. I-If only for another minute! I had to see her again. Just once! I know this sounds crazy, i really do, but the mask talks to m-m-me!  She talks to me! N-now let me just tell you a story real quick. Let me tell you a story of a young man who had his heart and soul ripped from him in one night.

 

Kira: Mothers day,The year was two thousand. My father had come home from a day of 'work' as he called it. We knew he'd just came back from being shit faced. They started arguing like they always did. Things escalated and than!? Than he did it! Can you believe that?! the sack of shit killed her! He took my mother from me! H-H-He stabbed her in the back and left her to die! he... fucking stabbed her!]" He starts to scream as tears are visible rolling down his face. He lets out a very loud scream, that would be heard even if he wasn't on screen right now. He drops to his knees and starts to grab at his hair and head. At his ears and is on the floor now.

 

Kira: T-than... The coward wouldn't even face his actions! He couldn't even man up and accept his fate! He grabbed a gun and BANG! he fucking shot him self! Right through the head! he killed himself too...]" That ugly cry face people make at times like these is beginning to show now, but only for a minute. If that really. It quickly turns to a face of hatred, regret, an immense amount of anger builds in Kira.

 

Kira: He left me all alone for years! I was alone for years! damn near a decade! A-And... than i saw her. The darkness... That's what she called her self. The darkness... She was beautiful. The most beautiful women i had seen at the time. And she told me. She told me i could see mama again. i could see her again! do you believe that?! I COULD SEE HER!! S-She said i needed someone. A women about the same age and looks. I needed someone to be broken, both mind and spirit. She needed to be nothing but a shell. And than i saw Sato~chan! And i knew, i knew she was it. she was the one!]"

 

Kira: She was the one i needed to break, the one who's being i needed to weaken so i could commence the ritual! I needed her. So i attacked her, i nearly killed her parents! I did it all! So i could see mama just once more. Just... once more. And i'd do it all again if i had the chance! i'd do it all again if i had too! So, Sato~Chan, don't be angry, don't be mad. The darkness instructed me to break you. F-For mama! for one more day! one more moment! i have to break you, you see?! i have to! and i will!

:: turbo time ::

[Van Halen’s “Jump” blasts into the Norfolk Scope to the surprise and bewilderment of the Union Battleground faithful. A pair of spotlights circle around the entryway awaiting the owner of such an iconic theme…]

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher - But what is this? Who uses Van Halen in twenty-seventeen?!

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed - Well, only one way to find out…

 

[It didn’t take but a moment before the man stepped out. A shorter guy, maybe 5’ 2”, his shoulders adorned with a rugged leather jacket, and blonde hair disheveled on his scalp. A pair of cheap sunglasses rested on his face. Completing the ensemble was a pair of ripped-in-the-knees blue jeans - not exactly the well dressed sight one would have expected for a new talent’s first appearance in a new company.]

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher - Get a load of this guy...we got us a wannabe badass over here!

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed - Hey, I for one am glad to see someone debut who doesn’t look like they own stock in the Men’s Warehouse. Looks like a down-to-earth guy who just wants to be comfortable, to be honest…

 

[The man takes a quiet walk down the aisle. Under normal circumstances, he’d probably stop and slap hands with some of the aisleway fans. But on this night, his face remained stoic. He had something on his mind clearly, whoever he was.]

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher - Alright, alright, I just want to know who this guy is.

 

[It didn’t take long for the man to reach the ring now, sliding inside under the bottom rope as he did. He jumped up to his feet and approached the ring announcer, taking his mic from him, as the music faded out.]

 

Man with the Mic - So, this is the Union Ba-Ba-Battleground……

 

[He stuttered out in awe, that was the first clue to his identity.]

 

Man with the Mic - I’ll be honest, I’ve heard about this place for the past few months, even had the idea in my head to try out before. Well, now that my last deal has run it’s course, there’s no time like the present, right?

 

[The man looks up, removing a pair of cheap sunglasses from his face. It was the first time they’d see his face, and it was then that his identity would finally become known…]

 

Tyson Turbo - My name is Tyson...the only pro wrestler from to hail from Turbo City, USA! And I’m here for one reason, and one reason, ONLY! I’m here, for The Society!

 

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed - Listen to this raucous reaction! I can’t think of anybody who actually likes The Society!

 

‘Diamond’ Dick Thrasher - The Society is good people, always there to help others…

 

Tyson Turbo - So, BECKY!! BECKY Balfour...you invited me here. Well, here I am! Where are YOU at, Becky?! You didn’t get scared of lil old me, did you?

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher - I don’t know how smart it is to call out Becky Balfour. Is he serious?

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed - Well she does tend to come out with her own personal army. You have to admire the courage of Tyson Turbo here though. Coming to Union Battleground to confront Becky Balfour on her home turf is gutsy.

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher - Or stupid, but hey.

SINCE I WAS BORN, THEY COULDN'T HOLD ME DOWN

ANOTHER MISFIT KID, ANOTHER BURNED-OUT TOWN

I NEVER PLAYED BY THE RULES, I NEVER REALLY CARED

MY NASTY REPUTATION TAKES ME EVERYWHERE

 

[‘Youth Gone Wild’ begins playing throughout the Norfolk Scope as the fans boo the voice of #TheSociety as she makes her way to the top of the entranceway.]

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher - Wait a minute, is she alone? Where are the Followers?

 

[Becky Balfour walks to the ring slowly, her eyes glued to Tyson Turbo the entire time. Normally her Followers would lift her into the ring, and she looks lost for a moment, but after taking her time, she walks up the ring steps and then steps under the middle rope, entering the ring. A microphone is slid into the ring at Becky’s feet. She picks the mic up and then leans back against the corner, her leather jacket hanging off her shoulders with an expressionless glare locked in on Tyson.]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed - Seeing Becky out here alone is a rare sight, I wonder what she has up her sleeve here.

 

[Becky continues glaring at Tyson. She lifts the microphone to her mouth, but no words escape before she lowers the mic and continues just staring straight ahead.]

 

Tyson Turbo - Oh, thank you for gracing us with your oh-so-important presence...I’m so shocked you could make the time, what with your critically acclaimed charity work that seems to keep you ever busy…but oh wait, you don’t owe me any answers, right? But…

 

[Tyson turns, pointing out at the crowd in attendance.]

 

Tyson Turbo - What about THEM? These hard-working people - the people you claim to be all in support of - the people that pay their hard earned money to watch you and listen and pay your paycheck?! What’s wrong with you. Why are you...so mean, to everyone. Why do you mock the people, mock us...then cry about being mocked and forgotten? Why call on a future icon of the business last show in Adrien Cochrane, only to embarrass him in this ring? Why do you take your bitterness out on --

 

Becky Balfour - The world? Why do I take my bitterness out on everyone? It’s pretty simple, and if you actually listened once in awhile, you would already know. These people? They can’t relate to someone like me. They weren’t given up for adoption at birth.

 

[The fans clearly have no sympathy for Becky as they shower her with boo’s, only prompting her to raise her voice even more.]

 

Becky Balfour - They haven’t been through ANYTHING compared to what I’ve been through, and you? You aren’t much different from Adrien Cochrane. Adrien thought he could talk to me any way he wanted. He thought he could pick and choose when he wanted to respond to me, and I showed him at the last episode of L!ghts Out that I’M the one in control.

 

[Balfour steps out of the corner and walks over to Tyson Turbo. She stops directly in front of him and finally shows some emotion as a smirk spreads across her face.]

 

Becky Balfour - You came here tonight because I convinced you to. Like it or not, my Society rubs off on everyone. I have fifty people backstage ready to come out here at the snap of my fingers, do you really think I called you out here to talk?

 

[Becky steps her right foot on Tyson’s, putting some weight on it as she smirks.]

 

Becky Balfour - Now...take your jacket off, and put this on…

 

[Becky reaches into an inner pocket on her jacket and unfolds a #TheSociety t-shirt, requesting the same of him as she did of The Dropkick King at the last show. She puts more pressure down on Tyson’s foot as she holds the now infamous shirt up in front of the guest to the Battleground.]

 

Tyson Turbo - Th-that won’t be necessary…

 

[She looked up...err, I guess that’d be down, being as short as he is, at Tyson’s seemingly defiant response.]

 

Tyson Turbo - No, no, really. Just…

 

[Quickly, he slides his foot out from under hers, gripping at the top of his jacket as he does.]

 

Tyson Turbo - Becky. You don’t need to hand that to me. Because, what if I came here…

 

[Slowly, he started unzipping the rugged jacket, albeit still holding the top of it together with his other hand.]

 

Tyson Turbo - What if...I just wanted to…….hear it from your own mouth? Y’know, your commitment to the mission. That, “Society Dedication”, as it were. What if…

 

[Finally, the zipper reaches the bottom and the leather jacket begins to open…]

 

Tyson Turbo - Don’t you see?

 

[With both hands, he stretches the jacket to the side, revealing the logo plastered across his chest reading “#TheSociety”. To say Becky was speechless was an understatement……]

 

‘The Doctor’ Dante Reed - What?! Someone standing with Society?!

 

‘Diamond’ Dick Thrasher - Smart man.

 

[Becky looks across at Tyson with a smirk. Of all the people to “corrupt”, she just convinced Mr. White Knight himself!]

 

Tyson Turbo - It’s been awhile since I last spoke to Union Battleground officials. But now, without the DARC, I...kind of don’t have anything. You didn’t either, Becky, and after hearing your commitment to the mission...maybe you’re the guidance I need in a post-DARC world……..you can, be my light?

 

[Tyson steps closer to Becky, his arms outstretched, asking to embrace with the leader of The Society!]

 

‘The Doctor’ Dante Reed - Unbelievable. Becky Balfour corrupts another promising talent………

 

‘Diamond’ Dick Thrasher - Don’t judge. Many people seek all sorts of different things they can reach out to in their time of need...Tyson is making a smart business choice for his future.

 

[Seeing Tyson wearing the logo of her cause, Becky hugs the fan favorite, in turn prompting the fans to begin booing the both of them!]

 

Tyson Turbo - …………….

 

[With little warning, Tyson tightens his hands around Becky’s waist, lifting her, AND PLANTING HER ON THE MAT WITH A BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX!!]

 

‘Diamond’ Dick Thrasher - Wait a minute, I don’t underst --

 

[Before he could even finish his sentence, Tyson stands over Becky, and lets his rugged leather jacket fall off his shoulders. It was then the cameras panned around him, revealing the massively large text that reads “SUCKS!!” on the back!]

 

‘The Doctor’ Dante Reed - He...He just bamboozled Becky!!

 

[Becky rolls around on the mat with her hands on her stomach, clearly winded and hurt as the fans are still going crazy for Tyson getting one up over her. Tyson reaches down, taking the mic from her hands.]

 

Tyson Turbo - THAT was for the people!

 

[Just as he finishes the statement a flurry of Society shirts comes streaming from the back, hitting the ring - and prompting Tyson’s exit...through the crowd, like a true man of the people! The Society Followers turn to help their leader whom has a scowl on her face, among other feelings.]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed - What a statement made by Tyson Turbo here tonight! Can you believe that he got one over on Becky Balfour and The Society?

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher - What I can’t believe is how unfair this is! Becky has a match next, and that little runt just attacked her like a coward!

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed - Coming up next, Becky Balfour is in action against Mikey Svarro!

:: commercial ::

:: becky balfour vs mikey svarro ::

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - And her opponent, from Las Vegas, Nevada, standing at 5’11” and weighing in tonight at 185 pounds representing Union Battleground, he is Mikey Svarro!

 

HATE, SOMETHING, SOMETIME, SOMEWAY

SOMETHING KICK ON THE FRONT FLOOR.

MINE? SOMETHING, INSIDE.

I’LL NEVER FOLLOW

SO GIVE..ME..SOME..THING..THAT..IS..FOR..REAL.

I’LL NEVER EVER FOLLOW

 

[From seemingly out of nowhere the beginning small drum of "Got the Life" by Korn plays over the PA and people already know who it is. Immediately after the instrumental starts and the crowd fills the place with boos. From behind the black curtain, first comes the humongous Rumble Reyes, shades on and his arms crossed. Stoic as ever. He stands at the top for a few seconds before Mikey Svarro joins him. He's got his signature shades on too, a smirk across his face. He takes in the heat, before starting down the ramp. Rumble walks a little behind him, until they get up to the ring. Rumble hops up onto the apron, holding the rope down as Mikey walks up the steel steps. He ducks under the raised top rope and steps into the squared circle.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Folks, this is going to be an interesting bout. Especially now that Becky Balfour took a beating from Tyson Turbo!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - She's already at a disadvantage, but it won't deter her from squaring up with Mikey Svarro!

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Svarro is in the ring now, and our referee is calling for the bell!

 

[DING!]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Mikey Svarro is trying to get in Balfour’s head early on here Diamond.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I’m sure that there is a lot of space. She is blonde after all.

 

[Svarro reenters the ring and Balfour rushes him again but Svarro again sticks his upper body through the ropes. The referee intervenes again but this time Svarro reaches over the referee’s shoulder and pokes Balfour in the eye. Balfour staggers away and Svarro enters the ring, charges and nails her with a forearm to the back of the head.]

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher - Say what you will about those tactics but they work.

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed - There is no disputing that.

 

[Svarro keeps Balfour grounded with some quick boots and then gets her up. Svarro takes Balfour over with a snapmare which puts her in a seated position. Svarro then hits the ropes and nails Balfour with a hard soccer kick to the spine.]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed - Yeesh I felt that one Diamond.

 

[Balfour stands back up and Svarro charges. Svarro goes for a spear but Balfour side steps him and sends him hard into the corner, through the buckles and shoulder first into the ring post. Svarr stumbles backwards, Balfour hopes up and takes him over the spike inverted frankensteiner! Balfour covers.]

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher - She spiked him! What a move!

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed - Svarro landed head first Dick. That could be it.

 

… One!

 

… Two!

 

… Kickout!

 

[Svarro is dazed as Balfour gets him up. Balfour shoots Svarro into the corner and he hits it chest first. Balfour follows Svarro in and hits him with a running shotgun dropkick to the back. Svarro hits the corner and then staggers backwards where Balfour takes him over with a schoolgirl.]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed - Is this it?

 

… One!

 

… Two!

 

… Kickout!

 

[The two are both back up and Balfour tries to shoot Svarro into the ropes but Svarro reverses it. Svarro clotheslines Balfour over the top rope and she lands on the apron right near Rumble Reyes. When Balfour is up Svarro goes for a forearm smash but Balfour jumps backwards and lands on Reyes’ shoulders!]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed - I don’t think Balfour meant to do that! She’s in a bad way now.

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher - Look at Svarro! He sees his opportunity!

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed - He’s never met one that he didn’t seize.

 

[Svarro quickly charges and hits the opposing ropes and then runs and dives through the middle rope spearing Balfour off of Reyes’ shoulders! Both competitors land in a heap on the outside of the ring. Before the referee can start a ten count, Reyes gets Svarro up and tosses him into the ring.]

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher - Looking for the count out! Smart move.

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed - No one has ever accused Svarro of being stupid but we’ve seen the fighting spirit of Becky Balfour, she is going to fight to get back into the ring.

 

[It takes Balfour a few moments but she gets in the ring just before the ten count. Balfour stands and tries to strike Svarro but Svarro blocks it and rolls her up. Svarro puts his feet on the second rope for leverage!]

 

… One!

 

… Two!

 

… Kickout!

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed - Svarro nearly steals one!

 

[Balfour is just able to kick out. Svarro knows that he can end this soon so he hits Balfour with some rapid fire forearm shots before he sends her into the corner. When Svarro rushes in for a running forearm Balfour catches him with a rising knee to the chin! Svarro staggers backwards and Balfour hoists herself up to the top rope.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Balfour is looking for some hang time!

 

[Balfour points down at Svarro but Svarro grabs the referee and pleads an injury. With the referee distracted, Reyes gets up on the apron and shoves Balfour off of the top rope. Balfour does a flip and lands on her back with a thud. Balfour gets up and Svarro pops up and catches her with Signing Off! Svarro quickly covers.]

 

... One!

 

... Two!

 

... Three!

 

[DING DING DING!]

 

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Here is your winner by pinfall, Mikey Svarro!

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - This is an outrage! It took Rumble Reyes throwing her off of the top rope and a pre-match beating from Tyson Turbo for Svarro to edge Becky Balfour!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Sometimes these things happen in this business, Dante! She should have had her Followers at ringside. Although, I doubt those 30 plus pencil-neck dweebs could have collectively done anything to Rumble Reyes!

:: he's coming ::

[The lights drop in the arena and a hush falls over the crowd. The sounds of children laughing followed by the children singing.]

 

"Ring-a-round the rosie

A pocket full of posies

ASHES! ASHES!

We all fall down.."

 

[The children's voice fade out into a distant land but a somewhat familiar voice begins to speak as flames begin to rise at the top of the stage.]

 

???: "Every man, woman, and child will fall to Him. Born just a man. Raised with hate and violence. Grown into a Devil. He comes for all sinners, He comes for all men. The monster in your closet, under your bed, in your dreams is real."

 

[A malevolent laugh echoes all around the arena sending chills down some of our spines. The laugh stops suddenly, a snap of someones fingers can be heard and the flames go out. The lights are brought back up and all is business as usual once again.]

:: kimitsu zombie vs xion ben-judah ::

Mike “Drop” Dempsey – The following contest is scheduled for one fall and is to determine the number one contender for the Union Battleground Trench War Championship!

 

[The crowd loudly pops.]

 

Mike “Drop” Dempsey - Introducing first…he weighs in at 220 lbs and hails from Tel Aviv, Israel…Xion Ben-Judah!

 

[All the lights in the arena collapse into darkness and the violin rock intro to Skillet’s hit “Not Gonna Die” begins to echo throughout, much to the approval of the resident crowd. A spotlight shines on the entrance stage and Xion Ben-Judah stands in the middle of it, dressed in black and white including a matching sleeveless coat. He outstretches his arms and looks up into the unknown as the first lyrics of his chosen theme song echo in the arena.]

 

DEATH SURROUNDS MY HEARTBEAT’S SLOWING DOWN

I WON’T TAKE THIS WORLD’S ABUSE

I WON’T GIVE UP, I REFUSE!

 

[Xion looks stoically ahead as he begins his journey to the ring with the spotlight following above him. When Xion reaches the ring, he slides under the bottom rope, smoothly pops up to his feet, and heads to the center of the ring. There, again, he outstretches his arms and looks up to the heavens as the arena lights return. He then removes his coat and paces around waiting for the match to begin.]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Xion looks focused here!

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – He better be Dante, this broad beat Saito so bad that rumor has it; she sent Saito packing for good! Zombie may be my favorite female in Union Battleground after getting rid of that lunatic!

 

Mike “Drop” Dempsey – And his opponent…she stands in at 5’5” and resides in Kimitsu, Japan…”Little Yokai” Kimitsu Zombie!

 

TOMERARENAI SOUUTSU SHOUDOU

 

[Sayonara, Perfect World blares out and Kimitsu Zombie darts out of the entrance way in her bosozoku uniform. She holds her arms up and screams with her tongue out then struts to the ring where she climbs a turnbuckle and repeats the yell. She jumps down into the ring to wait.]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – This is the biggest match in either competitor’s Union Battleground career and this should be a good one!

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Xion Ben-Judah isn’t half the woman Kimitsu is Dante!

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – You’re really happy Saito is gone aren’t you Dick?

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Workplace safety is my number one priority Dante!

 

[Bruce O’Neal signals for the bell.]

 

[DING!]

 

[Zombie and XBJ each begin to slowly walk to the middle of the ring. XBJ, after fidgeting with his wrist tape, extends his hand as a sign of good sportsmanship but Kimitsu smacks his hand away and motions for XBJ to ‘bring it on’. XBJ smiles and then moves in to lock up but Zombie uses her size to elude XBj, ducking under his arms and sliding out behind him. Zombie quickly front dropkicks the back left knee out of XBJ sending him to the mat. As he sits up and clutches it, Zombie hits the topes quickly, bounces back off of them and this time lands a front dropkick to the face of XBj which flattens him out.]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Kimitsu Zombie using her speed and agility advantage here!

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – She moves like a cat Dante! Think that pussy needs a pettin’?

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - you saw what she did to Saito... Why don't you go ask her?

 

[Zombie moves back in to lay some stomps but after landing the first, she goes to stomp a second time when XBJ grabs Zombie’s boot with both hands and uses all of his strength to push her, from the ground, back stumbling and landing on her ass. XBJ begins to get back up but Zombie is up again, charging and this time lands an innovative baseball slide with one leg at the ankle and the other aimed at the same knee she targeted earlier with the front dropkick, awkwardly crumbling XBJ’s leg, dropping him to the mat.]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – What a move! I’ve never seen anything quite like that before! Kimitsu clearly targeting the knee of XBJ to start this match!

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Cutting the bigger opponent down to her size Dante!

 

[Zombie, instead of working XBJ’s upper body and giving him a chance to grab her again, she grabs his injured right leg, lifts it and begins kicking away at the back of the knee as fast and as hard as she can with smacking shoot kicks. After landing what seems like a dozen of them, Zombie closes in, clutching the leg under her armpit and slowly, with all of her strength turns XBJ over into a Half Boston Crab, rearing back on the leg with the worked over knee.]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Kimitsu Zombie has taken a hold of this match quickly with this clear cut strategy that has caught XBJ off guard from the sound of the bell!

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – She didn’t want to shake the hand of the man she knew she had strategized so perfectly to defeat Dante! You just can’t respect someone that is easy to scout like Xion Ben-Judah!

 

[Kimitsu puts all her weight backwards, continuing to apply pressure on the leg and injured knee of XBJ as he writhes in agony. XBJ begins trying to crawl towards the ropes and as Bruce o’Neal checks in on XBJ, he waves him off and makes a final strong push to clutch the bottom ropes. O’Neal counts to four before Zombie let’s go off the hold, dropping XBJ’s leg to the mat for him to clutch the knee in pain.]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Kimitsu took advantage of every last second there, applying even more damage to that right knee!

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Pushing the rules to the limits isn’t breaking them Dante!

 

[Kimitsu Zombie confidently struts back towards XBJ, whose still down and as she goes in to grab his head, he quickly small packages her, using all of his strength to grab her in the package tightly as Bruce O’Neal slides down to make a count.]

 

One…

 

Two…

 

KICKOUT!

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Xion may have caught Zombie sleeping a little there!

 

[Zombie gets back up, visibly irritated and rushes in towards XBJ whose on one knee and quickly meets her with a stiff right hand to the stomach causing Zombie to stumble back a few steps. XBJ quickly gets up, smacks his right knee twice to get some blood flowing through it and runs into Kimitsu Zombie with a thunderous spear that looks to break her in half.]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – What a spear by Xion Ben-Judah! He took Kimitsu Zombie out of her boots!

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Unless he takes her out of her tights for us, he’s not doing me any favors!

 

[XBJ gets up, again visibly favoring the right knee and picks Zombie up to her feet. XBJ tucks her head under his arm, then lifts Zombie upright, holds her vertically in the air for a few moments and then drops her small frame into a perfectly executed brainbuster causing her neck to snap back in a nasty way. XBJ gets up and moves to the legs of Kimitsu Zombie, he grabs both of them and then turns her over into a full Boston Crab of his own with Zombie clutching her head in pain, stuck in the middle of the ring.]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Kimitsu Zombie is now locked into a Boston Crab! I guess XBJ is looking to show her his own version of the hold!

 

[Zombie is fighting off as much as she can as O’Neal is checking in whether she wants to give up or not as she shakes her head no. Finally, she grabs O’Neal by the shirt when he gets close enough, yells ‘NO!’ and pushes him off. As he slides back, distracted, Zombie manipulates her body up into a push up position, then quickly sliding back through XBJ’s legs. Amazed by her maneuverability, XBJ pauses for a moment allowing Zombie to hit him with a low blow just before O’Neal’s focus is back towards the competitors.]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Kimitsu Zombie now breaking the rules, no longer bending them!

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – It’s only cheating if you get caught Dante!

 

[As XBJ slumps over, Zombie sees the opening and drops Ben-Judah with a picture-perfect Axe Kick!]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Banzai God Kick! This could be all she wrote!

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Make the pin! Make the pin!

 

[Kimitsu gets XBJ in position, hooks the leg and O’Neal gets in position to make the count.]

 

One…

 

Two…

 

Thr—!

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Xion Ben-Judah got the shoulder up just in time!

 

[As XBJ lies there, Zombie looks towards O’Neal who tells her that he got the shoulder up before the three to which Zombie replies by holding out three fingers signaling she thought it was a three count. Zombie grabs XBJ by the hair and brings him to his feet. Zombie sets him up for a DDT but XBJ twists her arm and gets out of the DDT position to where his back is up against Zombie’s. XBJ quickly takes advantage, gets Kimitsu Zombie up by the neck and drops her down with a brutal looking Gory Neckbreaker, almost out of nowhere.]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Golgotha! Golgotha!

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – God damn it!

 

[With Zombie out, XBJ rolls her over in the pin as Bruce O’Neal starts the count.]

 

One…

 

Two…

 

Three!

 

[DING DING DING!]

 

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Here is your winner, Xion Ben-Judah!

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - I can't believe it! The whole match looked to be in Zombie's hands, but XBJ somehow caught her and ended this one before anyone knew what happened!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - It's a damn shame, Dante. I was looking forward to a Zombie vs Layton match-up. Instead we have to settle for Ben-Judah!

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Nonsense! Ben-Judah earned this one here tonight!

:: F...n...x ::

AND EVERYTHING IS GOING TO THE BEAT

AND EVERYTHING IS GOING TO THE BEAT

AND EVERYTHING IS GOING

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Wait a minute...

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - What the hell?! Could it be?

 

["Sleepyhead" by Passion Pit begins to screech and scratch throughout the PA system as the crowd begins to get in an uproar. The fans await in anticipation as finally, a face is matched with the music.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - It is!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - It's Patrick Kay Anthony! The founder of Warped Wrestling!

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - What on earth is he doing here?!

 

[The man known as PKA takes in the crowd reaction completely. With a grin from ear to ear, PKA begins to make his way down to the ring. PKA tags a few hands from either side of the aisle as the crowd continues to go nuts. PKA makes it to ringside, where he slowly ascends the steel steps. As he climbs into the ring, he motions to cut his music and brings the mic in his hand to his lips.]

 

PKA - Wow, it feels good to be in this ring! For those who don't know me, my name is Patrick Kay Anthony. I am the man behind the infamous Warped Wrestling. Warped was my baby. Around this time last year, Warped was on it's dying breath. I ignored the signs and tried to push through the struggle. But alas, I did what was best, and pulled the plug on a great company. But if you look back, a lot has flourished from that company. Specifically, here in Union Battleground. In the Battleground, you see a lot of Warped alums, like "The Wrestling God" Anton Chase. You also see The Outliers tearing it up in the Battalion Championships Tournament. But also, the reason I'm here tonight, you see former champions Crowbar and Malcolm Dred-King! These two have been at each other's throat's since the Battleground has opened up in January. It's been captivating to watch these two animals go at each other and ruthlessly destroy each other. That right there is what Warped was all about… But as you know these two have yet to officially square off in an official sanctioned match in Union Battleground. Which, again, is why I'm here tonight. I want to announce to--

 

"MUSTANG NISMO" BY BRIAN TYLER FT. SLASH BEGINS TO PLAY

 

[The lights go out as "Mustang Nismo" kicks in, red and white lights flashing to the beat. Crowbar walks out onto the stage as the whole place is bathed in red light, a spotlight only on Crowbar. He slowly walks down the ring eyeing off the fans with disdain, before walking up the steps and getting into the ring. He heads over to the corner of the ring and jumps up, sitting on the top turnbuckle.]

 

Crowbar - Hey there, boss man! Long time no see! Its great to know you've been watching me humiliate MDK, in almost true AbominationZ-style!

 

[Crowbar leans in to attempt to give PKA a good-hearted bro hug, but PKA stops him midway with a soft stiff arm to the chest.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Woah! PKA just denied his former AbominationZ comrade!

 

PKA - No, Crowbar. You see, that's the whole reason I'm here tonight. As I said, the fans of Union Battleground have yet to see Crowbar and Malcon Dred-King go at it one-on-one inside the ring. And I'm here to announce, that you and MDK will battle it out once and for all on August 27th, at Coup de Grâce!

 

[The crowd erupts into cheers and a "This is Warped" chant slowly builds.]

 

PKA - And to make sure that match happens, Axel Graves has given me the special honor as the enforcer of that match! It is my duty, to ensure no ambushes occur from here until Coup de Grâce. But to make things a little more enticing, this match will be a Warped classic. This match will be an FnX Match! You all know the rules... There are no rules! But there will be a lot of foreign objects at ringside! And I will be there to officiate the action! So two weeks from now, we will sign the contract, and just like the most magical place on earth, make everyone's dreams come true! See you in D.C. old pal!

 

[PKA drops the mic and starts to head out of the ring. As PKA passes a confused Crowbar, he pats him on the shoulder, and you can see his lips reading "Good seeing you again".]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Well there you have it folks! Looks like another match for Coup de Grâce is in the folds! But as PKA stated, we will have an official contract signing in two weeks at the season finale L!GHTS OUT! Don't go anywhere, we have our main event, The Outliers versus Layton & Fenric NEXT!

:: the outliers vs layton & fenric ::

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - The following contest is a semifinals match in the Battalion Championships Tournament, and it is tonight's main event! Introducing first, they are the final WARPED Unified Tag Team Champions and former GOL Trios Champions, Sawtooth Grin and HeWhoCorrupts, The Outliers!

 

♫ IT CAME FROM OVER THERE BY RED CHORD BEGINS TO PLAY ♫

 

[As "It Came From Over There" plays over the PA, HWC and Sawtooth Grin step onto the entrance ramp to a loud explosion of cheers. The thundering double kick of the song ramps up the duo as they hype themselves up on the main stage. The two give each other a first bump and then sprint down the aisle. The two tag stretched out hands of fans as they make their way to ringside. The two baseball slide into the ring headfirst, and immediately head into opposite corners. Both men climb the turnbuckles and celebrate with the cheering crowd. Both men hop off in unison and then jog to their opposite corners. Again, they climb up high and celebrate with the other half months arena. Once again both men come crashing down onto the mat and begin stretching out and warming up as they await their opponents.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - The Outliers are looking pumped and ready for tonight's action!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - They've got a daunting task ahead of them though. Layton and Fenric are XWA Tag Team Champions for a reason.

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - No doubts there, but don't sell The Outliers short. These guys have won championships in several companies all over the place.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Which makes this match all the more exciting!

 

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - And their opponents, at a combined weight of 353 pounds, they are holders of the XWA Tag Team Championships, the XWA Television Championship, and the Union Battleground Trench War Championship, Adam Fenric and Emery Layton, LAYTON AND FENRIC!

 

[The lights go down as the first few notes of "Come As You Are" by Nirvana ring out through the arena. When the drums come in and Kurt Cobain's voice begins to echo through the arena, that's when finally light begins to circle as Emery Layton, in her beanie and leather jacket with the Trench War Title over her shoulder and one of the XWA Tag Titles around her waist, leads Adam Fenric, in his Victorian-era cloak with his XWA Tag Title over his shoulder and XWA Television Title around his waist, out from the curtain to a sea of cheering fans.]

 

COME AS YOU ARE, AS YOU WERE, AS I WANT YOU TO BE

AS A FRIEND, AS A FRIEND, AS AN OLD ENEMY

 

[Emery’s arms are out, her head swaying with her eyes closed, she's completely feeling the moment while Fenric stands by, observing everything around him. After those first few moments, that's where Emery begins to slowly strut down the ramp, spinning around as she meets fans along the way while Adam maintains a focused gaze on the ring. As they reach the bottom of the ramp, they split off. Adam disposes of the cloak as he pops up onto the apron and into the ring, while Emery- as per usual in her entrance- pops up onto the top rope. After a few moments of being up there, the eccentric traveller leaps down from the top rope and into the ring, transitioning from that into probably the most graceful, crisp forward-roll you've ever seen. Once she's in there, she runs to the rope right behind her bouncing off it as she drops to her knees and skids forwards holding the Trench War Title high, all while Adam stands by in the corner. Emery flips over onto her front and crawls into the corner as Adam begrudgingly moves out of the way. Adam stands while Emery sits in the corner, legs out. Layton & Fenric await the beginning of the match.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Layton & Fenric have that aura of being the "odd couple". They are complete opposites, in terms of personality and wresting style, but to me I think that works wonders as they each complement each other.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - That's true, Dante. Adam Fenric is that technical savvy type while Emery Layton is a high flyer, and really an all around unpredictable firecracker!

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Both teams are set in their corners and it's looking like Sawtooth Grin and Adam Fenric will kick off the action. Our referee for this main event bout is Senior Official Bruce O'Neal, and he's calling for the bell! This match is under way!

 

[DING!]

 

[Grin and Fenric slowly make their way to the center of the ring and both men keep a sturdy athletic stance as they circle around. Grin reaches out for a respectful handshake before they officially commence to the beating. Fenric hesitantly accepts the hand, then Grin brings him in for a bro hug. Fenric's facial expression is of complete shock and confusion, and does what only he knows best but hit Grin with a belly-to-belly suplex!]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Fenric caught Grin off guard!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I think Grin caught Fenric off guard with that hug! I don't think Adam Fenric knows how to deal with human emotion, so he did what he knows and tossed Grin!

 

[Grin springs up to his feet and rushes Fenric, but The Plague Doctor hits a head and arm hip toss and sends Sawtooth back to the mat. Fenric holds on for a headlock, but Grin quickly escapes with a headscissors. Fenric bridges out and both men quickly pop back up to their feet. Fenric launches himself into the ropes and goes for a close line, but Sawtooth ducks it. Fenric bounces back and goes for a shoulder check, but Grin leap frogs Fenric to avoid the collision. Fenric for a third time bounces off the ropes, and this time Grin goes on the offensive and drops Fenric with a drop toe hold. Grin holds on for an ankle lock, but Fenric quickly rolls to his back and catapults Grin into the ropes. Fenric hits a kip up and rocks Grin out of the ring with a close line! Grin flips over the ropes but lands on his feet, and quickly trips Fenric from the outside. Sawtooth slides back in the ring and begins to run the ropes. On the return, Fenric pops up and flattens Sawtooth with a devastating spinning wheel kick! Fenric hooks the leg for a cover!]

 

... One!

 

... Two!

 

... Break! HWC breaks up the pinfall!

 

[Referee O'Neal orders HWC back into his corner, while Fenric picks Grin up to his feet and guides him to his corner. Fenric begins thumping Grin with heavy punches, and then follows it up with several head butts into the turnbuckle. Adam now suffocates Sawtooth Grin into the corner and begins laying in vicious body shots, wearing him down. In a desperation move, Grin throws a head butt and knocks Fenric off his feet! Grin quickly follows up with a running bulldog on Fenric, and lunges out to tag in HeawhoCorrupts!]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Tag!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - HeWhoCorrupts is now in!

 

[HWC comes in with a full head of steam, laying Adam Fenric out with a closeline! Fenric pops back up, and HWC hits him with another! Fenric up again, and again HWC drops with with a closeline! Fenric doesn't quit as he pops up once more, but HWC flattens him with a running shotgun drop kick! Fenric stumbles around and holds his feet by grabbing into the ropes. HWC stays on him and hooks with for a fisherman brain buster, then transitions into a guillotine!]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - HeWhoCorrupts is on fire!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - He's got Fenric in a very vulnerable position here Dante!

 

[Fenric struggles and kicks around to avoid any added pressure from HWC. Fenric fights his way to the edge of the ring, and gives it his all and clamps onto the bottom rope! The referee orders HWC to release the hold, and without much hesitation, he obliges. Fenric is sprawled out on the canvas gasping for air, and HWC takes this time to ascend the nearest turnbuckle. HWC makes it to the top, and does a little showboating, but it proves to be costly as Adam Fenric jumps up and topples HWC down, racking himself on the turnbuckle! Fenric now begins to slowly make the climb! Fenric gets to the top and begins pummeling HWC. Fenric is showing his exhaustion as he's draped over HWC still catching his breath. Then from out of nowhere, Fenric sends HWC crashing down with a gut wrench superplex! The ring shakes like a quake and the crowd goes wild!]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Oh my god! Adam Fenric sends HWC off the top with a spectacular gut wrench superplex!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - That just knocked both men out Dante! Look at them, they are both lying like fish out of the water!

 

[As both men lie on the mat, the referee begins his informality ten count. More of a way to get the men moving, referee O'Neal makes the count at a snail's pace. Fenric begins to make some movement towards his corner, where Emery Layton is stretched out for the tag. Fenric crawls his way over, and HWC slowly tries to follow and stop him! Fenric gets almost in reach, but HWC grabs at the ankle and slows him down. Fenric however throws a stiff kick to HWC, and lunges at Emery and makes the tag!]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Tag!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - In comes Emery Layton! Let 'er rip!

 

[Layton steps in and crashes down onto HWC with a standing shooting star press! Layton bounces off the ropes and comes back with a basement drop kick! Layton quickly goes for a cover!]

 

... One!

 

... Two!

 

... Kick out!

 

[Emery isn't phased as she picks HWC quickly up and slings him into the ropes. HWC comes barreling back into a sharp forearm smash! Layton celebrates with the crowd as they are rallying behind her. HWC gets to his feet and heads towards his partner for a tag. Emery isn't having it as she catches him with a two-handed bulldog! Emery is on fire right now as she picks HWC back up by the hair. She heads over to the corner and thumps him a few times with the turnbuckle. With all her might, she lifts HWC up and sets him on the top turnbuckle, and she climbs up behind him.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - It looks like she's going for a new move in her repertoire, a reverse Frankensteiner!

 

[Layton reaches the top and motions for the high risk maneuver as HWC looks out to the crowd in a daze. With one motion, Layton hops up, latches her legs, and hits the reverse Frankensteiner! ... But no! HWC clamps down on the turnbuckle, and Layton is left hanging upside down! HWC flips Layton back up to his shoulders and he descends off the ropes. Layton is flailing around in an electric chair as HWC makes his way towards his corner! HWC tags in Sawtooth Grin and he quickly climbs the top turnbuckle! Sawtooth Grin catapults out and drops Layton with a stunner!]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Oh my god! A Thumbsucker from the top rope in the electric chair!

 

[Sawtooth Grin pops back up, sprints and drills Fenric off of the apron with a crushing elbow smash! HWC follows right behind him and launches himself over the top rope for a kamikaze drop kick to Fenric on the outside! Both men crash into the barricades as Sawtooth Grin hooks the leg of Layton for the cover!]

 

... One!

 

... Two!

 

... Three!

 

[DING DING DING!]

 

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Here are your winners, and advancing to the finals of the Battalion Championships Tournament, The Outliers!

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - What a bout!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - This could have got either way, Dante! I really thought Layton & Fenric were going to pull it off!

 

[Sawtooth Grin and HeWhoCorrupts celebrate in the center of the ring as the referee raises both hands high in the air. After soaking it all in, both HWC and Grin walk over towards Layton & Fenric and offer a hand in respect. The beaten opposition accept the gesture and both celebrate for a hard-fought match.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - An awesome display of respect right there, Dick. I have to say, if Layton & Fenric want to continue in the Battalion Division, I'm sure they will be front runners for a title shot.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - No doubt, I think we've seen the best match up in this tournament! It's a shame that someone has to go home!

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Folks, that's all we have for tonight. Catch us again in two weeks as we make our final stop for L!GHTS OUT #16 in the nation's Capitol, goodnight!

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